LEAD (pronounced iced) , acity of
See also:county, South Dakota, U.S.A., situated in the Black Hills, at an altitude of about 5300 ft., 3m . S.W. of
See also:Deadwood . Pop . (189o) 2581, (1900) 621o, of whom 2145 were
See also:born, (1905) 8217, (1910) 8392 . In 19o5 it was second in population among the cities of the state . It is served by the Chicago,
See also:Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago &
See also:North-Western, and the Chicago,
See also:Milwaukee & St Paul
See also:railways . Lead has a hospital, the Hearst
See also:Free Library and the Hearst Free
See also:Kindergarten, and is the see of a
See also:Roman Catholic bishopric . It is the centre of the
See also:mining interests of the Black Hills, and the Homestake Gold Mine here contains perhaps the largest and most easily worked mass of low-grade ore and one of the largest mining
See also:plants (r000 stamps) in the
See also:world; it has also three
See also:cyanide mills . From 1878 to 1906 the value of the gold taken from this mine amounted to about $58,000,000, and the
See also:net value of the product of 1906 alone was approximately $5,313,516 . For two months in the
See also:spring of 1907 the mine was rendered idle by a
See also:fire (
See also:March 25), which was so severe that it was necessary to
See also:flood the entire mine . Mining tools and gold
See also:jewelry are manufactured . The first settlement was made here by mining prospectors in
See also:July 1876 .
Lead was chartered as a city in 1890 and became a city of the first class in 1904 .
LEAD POISONING, or PLUMBISM
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